Tennis is among the most loved sports played in the world. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to the pros. Tennis players can be grouped into two broad categories based on their ability level to hit the ball farther and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle with their forehands as they do not know how to properly use the right muscles for their forehands and in what order to hit strong forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands because of lack of understanding about how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game need to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the sport.
The grip is the most critical aspect of the successful tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely, and end up either not hitting the ball, making improper contact, or having the racket break off when they are swinging at the ball. Holding the racket the right way will provide you with the best chance to strike the ball correctly every time.
The other important factor to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should begin straight and then curve towards the top of your body when you get to the top of your follow-through. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have an inherent wrist hinge as well as wrist extension. These factors will influence the type of shots that you should be learning. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally move towards the top as you move closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are always in contact with your ball and allow your arms to swing with ease. While you move your arms, your shoulders should not leave the racquet’s socket. If this happens, it could be very difficult to capture the ball.
When you get close to the ball, be sure to move your arm to your side, not from your backside. The arm that is rotated on your side can weaken your ability to generate energy and create a great backswing. To get your arm to rotate properly you need to hold a firm grip on the club. A weak grip could result in injury. It could cause you to lose the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could result in injury.
Another key factor in the correct grip is the angle you stand at. The majority of tennis players are right handed and have their right arm slung across their body. For beginners, their left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches suggest holding the club with an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball posture. The club should be held in a neutral position can help prevent you from having a non-dominant arm when you swing.
Tennis players who have open stance forehand are more likely to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket in a neutral grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to hold the racket with a closed grip. You can achieve this by placing the racket on your skull, keeping your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who have a hand that is not dominant should swing the racket over their head and over their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player the racket should point towards your crotch. If you’re a lefthanded player, the racket should be pointing towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the head swing as well as the under-the-shoulder swing from happening. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much space.